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Veikoso Out Of Fiji’s Northern Tour

Flying Fijians hooker Viliame Veikoso will miss the 2014 Europe Tour after an error in his visa arrangements. “Veikoso secured a rugby contract in Scotland and begun the visa application
25 Oct 2014 12:53
Veikoso Out Of Fiji’s Northern Tour

Flying Fijians hooker Viliame Veikoso will miss the 2014 Europe Tour after an error in his visa arrangements.

“Veikoso secured a rugby contract in Scotland and begun the visa application process well before the due date,”Fiji Rugby Union chief executive officer Radrodro Tabualevu,

“I think they had put in sports visa which he would have used if he was to go with the Flying Fijians.”
Fiji plays France on November 8 and Wales on November 15.

“The two countries require two very different sets of visas and application process is quite time consuming as we have lodged application in Manila.”

Meanwhile, Tabualevu says it’s hard to match the money offered by overseas clubs.
This was after Vodafine Fiji 7s reps Pio Tuwai, Samuela Saqiwa and Apisai Naqaliva left for Sri Lanka.

“Getting players under contracts is important now, especially with following the exceptional performance at the Gold Coast Sevens,”he said.

“The money being offered from Sri Lanka is difficult for us to match.

“Coach Ben Ryan has turned to carrying a bigger squad. So before we would make do with 16 players, now we’ve got 24 in the squad.”
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